Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
The English version of Kalliope released today. Hvis du ser denne engelske side og ønsker den danske, skal du klikke for flaget nederst på siden.

 Let not one sparke of filthy lustfull fyre
     breake out, that may her sacred peace molest:
     ne one light glance of sensuall desyre
     Attempt to work her gentle mindes vnrest.
 But pure affections bred in spotlesse brest,
     & modest thoughts breathd from wel tempred sprites,
     goe visit her in her bowre of rest,
     accompanyde with angelick delightes.
 There fill your selfe with those most ioyous sights,
     the which my selfe could neuer yet attayne:
     but speake no word to her of these sad plights,
     which her too constant stiffenesse doth constrayn.
 Onely behold her rare perfection,
     and blesse your fortunes fayre election.

Edmund Spenser
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